Mediate gets 2nd Champions Tour win
CALGARY, Alberta (AP)
Rocco Mediate won the inaugural Shaw Charity Classic by seven strokes on Sunday for his second victory in 17 starts in his first Champions Tour season.
The 50-year-old Mediate, the Allianz Championship winner in February in his first Champions Tour start, closed with a 7-under-par 64 at tree-lined Canyon Meadows.
Mediate opened with a 63 and had a 64 on Saturday to take a two-stroke lead into the final round. The six-time PGA Tour winner finished at 22-under 191 to equal the tour record for lowest total score in a 54-hole event.
''I liked it when I saw it,'' Mediate said of Canyon Meadows. ''It's just that you've got to drive real straight. I like that feeling, not that I drove straight all the time, but most of the time I did.''
Tom Byrum had a 64 to finish second. Duffy Waldorf and Kirk Triplett tied for third at 14 under. Waldorf had a 65, and Triplett shot 67.
Fred Couples shot a 67 to tie for 10th at 12 under.
''It's exciting golf, but it's hard to believe,'' Couples said about Mediate. ''This is not a pitch and putt golf course. If you could just tone down Rocco, you'd have a hell of a tournament out there. There's about 10 guys that could win.''
Bill Glasson shot a course-record 62 to also finish at 12 under.
''I needed that round,'' Glasson said. ''I've been playing miserably, and I kind of had a good feeling, not 62 feeling, but I've been working on a couple changes.''